Vibrant : James (Spring 2021)
Vibrant [adjective]: Full of energy, color, or life. Does that describe your faith? Or does your relationship with God feel discouraged, flat, and grey in the midst of life's challenges?
The book of James speaks of a vibrant faith that works, even when life doesn't.
Life is full of powerful currents that threaten to pull us under, and pull us away from Jesus. Yet there is a call to persevere - to hang on to Him because He is better than all the other people, pursuits, and possibilities in which we place our hope. He steadies us in the wind and the waves, to give us comfort and confidence, fulfillment and a future.
As turbulence in life causes us to drift, Jesus is a better anchor of hope for our souls.
Everyone has a sense of right & wrong -- an internal, visceral response to life as it’s happening. Our conscience can be a tremendous asset for living a godly life, or rendered useless if neglected.
In this 5-part series by guest speaker, Dr. Steve Korch, we explore what the Bible says about our conscience and how to nurture this neglected asset.
Encounter the supernatural God who calls us out of our comfort zones into a life of faith.
Experience the power of the gospel about Jesus Christ to transform our lives, our relationships, and our communities.
Psalm 46 was written in a moment of history when God's people were facing a crisis. It addresses the realities of life and how knowing God transforms how we walk through challenges we encounter.
In this 3-part guest speaker series by Dr. Steve Korch, we look into this amazing psalm and discover its very personal application.
In this 4-part series by Summer Retreat speaker, Pastor Fred Mok, we're confronted with some uncomfortable questions:
- When is it okay to have doubts about God?
- What's the relationship between doubt, faith, and certainty?
- How does doubt relate to pain and suffering?
One of the most recognizable blessings in the Bible is in Numbers 6:24-26, repeated daily for thousands of years as part of Old Testament worship. Today, many churches include it as a weekly benediction at the conclusion of their worship service.
In this 4-part series by guest speaker, Dr. Steve Korch, we will look into this amazing blessing and discover its very personal intent.
In this 4-part retreat series, we're reminded how Proverbs seems to suggest that life is simple: "Do the right thing, and everything will turn out fine." The problem is, sometimes life is more complicated than that.
Guest speaker, Rev. Danny Strange, guides us to investigate how God's wisdom should work in a complicated world.
It's easy to feel routinely disappointed by God, producing routine worship in us, divorced from spirit and truth.
In this 6-part series, Malachi gets to the heart of this issue by addressing the heart of worship.
This 4-part series is taken from Psalm 37, written by King David near the end of his life. He presents 4 personal discoveries that are essential to living in a broken world. Each message explores one of these "keys to life", and considers how we might personally experience what David discovered.
In this 4-part series by retreat speaker, Rev. Eddie Cheng, we examine the world's values as seen through the eyes of eternal individuals who have the assurance of life after death.
How do we view money, success, marriage & relationships, church involvement, career & school, and other priorities in life?
Righteousness from God for the religious and the rebellious.
Discover how the gospel about Jesus overcomes lies, sin, death, and division in our lives personally, and together as a church.
The church is not just a building, organization, or institution. The church is God's people, in thriving relationship with Him, with each other, and with the world. You are the church.
This 3-part series will help us develop a vision for what it means to become the church God intends, both personally and together.
In this 4-part series by retreat speaker, Rev. Matty Blevins, we learn how God doesn't waste the pain of His loved ones. Without knowing how to suffer redemptively, we can despair, becoming isolated and bitter. This is not the abundant life Jesus came to give, so we must learn to embrace the pain and profit from it, for our good and God's glory.
This 4-part series by guest speaker, Dr. Steve Korch, will explore one of the most significant features of the Christian life: HOPE.
Consider why hope is essential, and how it transforms our experience of life's pleasures and challenges. Discover how it is activated, and come away with a powerful way to orient ourselves in a broken world.
How God's people live out courageous faith in God's presence, for God's purposes, according to God's promises.
Along with each message, we'll equip you to live out courageous faith weekly through practical steps.